Multiscale Pedestrian Dynamics and Infection Spread Model for Policy Analysis


  • Sirish Namilae Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA
  • Pierrot Derjany Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA
  • Dahai Liu Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA
  • Anuj Mubayi Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
  • Ashok Srinivasan University of West Florida, Florida, USA



pedestrian dynamics, infectious disease spread, air travel


In this paper, we present a formulation for a multiscale model combining a social force based pedestrian movement including collision avoidance and a stochastic infection dynamics framework to evaluate the spread of multiple infectious diseases during air travel. We apply the multiscale model to evaluate pedestrian movement strategies that can reduce infection spread during air travel. The results are presented for airport lounge and airplane boarding and deplaning. Use of parallel computing to evaluate the vast parameter space created due to stochasticity and discretionary pedestrian behavior is addressed.


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How to Cite

Namilae, S., Derjany, P., Liu, D., Mubayi, A., & Srinivasan, A. (2020). Multiscale Pedestrian Dynamics and Infection Spread Model for Policy Analysis. Collective Dynamics, 5, 512–514.



Proceedings of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2018